Video Games: Summary and Next Steps
Video games have become a common topic of news stories in the past years—most often negatively. But not all video games are bad; in fact, some have many benefits. And with careful supervision, you can make sure that your child isn’t being exposed to the inappropriate content that earn many video games their bad reputations. All it takes is a little research and an effort to be observant.
Other Useful Web Sites
- A Parent’s Guide to Video Games, Parental Controls and Online Safety — This guide from the PTA provides an overview of keeping your kids safe while playing video games.
- Entertainment Software Ratings Board — The ESRB is the leading authority in video game ratings, and their Web site contains information on their ratings, and records of the ratings for various games.
- Guide to Video Game Addiction — This useful guide provides many practical resources and information related to video game addiction, for both children and adults.
- Television and Video Game Exposure and the Development of Attention Problems — This article, coauthored by Dr. David Walsh, was published in Pediatrics.
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